Argentina

Messi 'takes longer than expected' to recover from Covid-19

Lionel Messi said on Thursday he needs more time to recover before playing again after contracting Covid-19 earlier this month

Lionel Messi has tested positive for Covid-19 and has entered self-isolation, his club Paris Saint-Germain announced on Sunday

Argentine case into crimes against Rohingya begins

The court agreed to investigate the allegations based on the principles of universal jurisdiction

Smoke is seen on the Myanmar border as Rohingya refugees walk on the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal, in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh on 11 September 2017

Boca beat Barcelona in inaugural Maradona Cup

Argentine club Boca Juniors beat Barcelona on penalties on Tuesday in Riyadh, in a friendly match in honour of Diego Maradona, marked by the return of Brazilian Dani Alves to the Spanish club

Argentina's Boca Juniors Marcelo Weigandt (L) holds the Maradona Cup trophy following a friendly football match between Spain's Barcelona and Argentina's Boca Juniors part of the Maradona Cup at the Mrsool Park Stadium in the Saudi capital Riyadh on 14 December, 2021

Messi looking to prove a point in Ligue 1 after seventh Ballon d'Or

Lionel Messi was awarded a record-extending seventh Ballon d'Or on Monday, but for the first time in his illustrious career, there was a mixed reaction to his success

Paris Saint-Germain's Argentine forward Lionel Messi reacts after being awarded the the Ballon d'Or award during the 2021 Ballon d'Or France Football award ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on 29 November 2021.

Messi wins Ballon d'Or for seventh time

The most turbulent year of Messi's glittering career, in which he was forced to tearfully bid farewell to Barcelona, ends with him -- at the age of 34 -- claiming a record-extending seventh Ballon ...

Paris Saint-Germain's Argentine forward Lionel Messi poses after being awarded the the Ballon d'Or award during the 2021 Ballon d'Or France Football award ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on 29 November, 2021

Lewandowski tipped for Ballon d'Or as Messi eyes seventh prize

Robert Lewandowski threatens to deny Lionel Messi a record-extending seventh Ballon d'Or title as the prestigious awards ceremony returns Monday after it was cancelled last year because of the ...

In this file photo taken on 24 November, 2021 Paris Saint-Germain's Argentinian striker Lionel Messi warms up ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group A football match between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester

'Friends forever': Pele remembers Maradona

Brazilian football great Pele paid tribute to his fellow legend Diego Maradona Thursday on the first anniversary of the Argentine's death at age 60

Soccer legends Diego Maradona (L) and Pele rest on a hammock during a reception in Rio de Janeiro, 14 May, 1995

Cuban woman says Maradona abused and raped her

A 37-year-old Cuban woman, who had an affair with Diego Maradona as a minor 20 years ago, accused the late Argentine idol and his entourage on Monday of violence and abuse, including rape and holding ...

Cuban Mavys Alvarez, who had a sentimental relationship with late Argentine football star Diego Maradona (1960 - 2020) when she was a minor, displays a photo with late Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Maradona, after delivering a press conference to international news agencies in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 22 November, 2021

FIFA World Cup qualifier

Argentina qualify for World Cup after Brazil draw

Argentina qualified for next year's World Cup in Qatar as a point in their 0-0 draw with Brazil on Tuesday proved enough after defeats for Chile and Uruguay

Players of Argentina acknowledge the crowd after tying 0-0 with Brazil in a South American qualification football match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at the San Juan del Bicentenario stadium in San Juan, Argentina, on 16 November, 2021

Di Maria winner puts Argentina on brink of WC qualification

Angel Di Maria's goal on Friday put Argentina on the verge of qualifying for next year's World Cup in Qatar as Lionel Messi was on the bench for the 1-0 win away to Uruguay

Argentina's Angel Di Maria (11) celebrates with teammates after scoring against Uruguay during their South American qualification football match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, at the Campeon del Siglo stadium in Montevideo on 12 November, 2021
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